Frequently Asked Questions

Do I qualify to register to recLINK?

recLINK serves children and youth between 6 and 18 years of age who currently reside in one of five select communities. The 5 communities can be found HERE.

Can I choose where my children will be connected?

recLINK tries to connect children to the programs of their choice but cannot guaranty registration to a specific center or program. However, we will try to keep all registrations as close as possible to your home.

How are the programs free or low cost?

recLINK utilises existing bursaries and subsidies available in the city of Ottawa. We also have access to local sports program providers through our Camps project partnership.

I need help buying equipment. Can recLINK help me purchase equipment?

Yes, we have access to subsidies and community partners that can provide us with equipment. The child must be between 6-18 years old to qualify.

I don’t have a car; do you provide help with transportation?

We link to recreation facilities close to your home. If that option is impossible, eligible participants may receive OC Transpo tickets that can be used to travel to and from recLINK program.

I am not sure how to fill out application forms, can recLINK help me?

Filling out several different applications can be time consuming and confusing! We have many applications onsite and we have special partnership that make registration easy. Our Family Coordinators can fill out applications on your behalf or teach you where to find them and how to fill them out.

Do you make connection to programs for children and youth with disabilities?

We have partnerships with a few organizations that have accessible facilities with accessible programming. We are working collaboratively with our Partners to develop and increase affordable, nearby recreation options for persons with disabilities for future sessions.